Nicole with boys

Head's Welcome

Parkside School is a wonderful environment where children’s curiosity is awakened. Their journey is one of discovery; where talents and passions are nurtured and developed, and our pupils are encouraged to embrace risk-taking and take responsibility for their learning.

They develop the courage to rise to each challenge, persevere when the going gets tough and face their fears with confidence. We catch them when they fall, show them what they have learnt from this and guide them back on their individual journey; whilst instilling an appetite for embracing challenge. The positive message of 'make it happen’ underpins our whole approach to each pupil’s learning journey and becomes the driving force for success in whatever they aspire to achieve.

Inspired teaching, passionate and dedicated staff, beautiful grounds totalling 45 acres and excellent facilities ensure we deliver a dynamic and innovative curriculum that creates 'light bulb' moments and ignites that spark of curiosity. Academic excellence, outstanding sporting achievements, dynamic technological enterprise and exciting performing arts are all underpinned by exceptional pastoral care. Parkside pupils flourish and are valued as individuals; happy, aspirational and confident, as they move to their senior school. It matters that I know each pupil, as one parent recently said "Ms Janssen strikes a balance of achieving good results but doing it in a way that is good for the boys – she knows how boys work."

Our pupils see their future in terms of unlimited options rather than curtailed ambitions. ‘Make it Happen’ is my mantra, and is lived throughout our Parkside family. Don’t just take my word for it, come and visit us to see how your child would thrive in such a happy place.

I would be delighted to welcome you for an individual or live virtual tour.

Nicole Janssen - Head





Creating Individuals

Knowing each child as an individual helps us to recognise their qualities and what makes them tick.
1 / 3

Parkside Family

Our strong sense of family and community, rarely achieved at a day school, makes Parkside a home from home.
2 / 3

Spirit of Parkside

This is what makes us unique. From the personalised education to the sense of brotherhood, our aims and values.
3 / 3

Getting to know


A community is built on strong relationships. Our staff are role models who mould the hearts and minds of our students.
View All Stories
1 / 7

Nick Procter

Director of Sport

Charlotte Hancock


Alex Gainer

Head of Digital Learning

Edward Kesterton

School Governor

Madeline McMurdo

Deputy Head & Head of Early Years

James Morrison

Parent & Old Boy

Mignon Hendricks


Get Directions